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Welcome to our class page. This is where you will find all the latest news from 4R and updates on the learning we have been doing.

🌟 Celebrating Success 🌟

Our children work very hard and we know how important it is to recognise this, so every week we like to celebrate children who have gone above and beyond our expectations. We will choose a positive person, the top 3 spellers on Spelling Shed and top 3 on TTRockstars to all receive certificates.


Friday 10th June

Positive People:

This week Frankie showed Penny Pride by working really hard in writing lessons this week and having pride in his work.


Spelling Shed top 3:

1) Dexter

2) -

3) -


TTRockstars top 3:

1) Aleksandra

2) Esme

3) Dexter


Our current class reader is...

Other books we have read this year are…


Summer 2

Sensational starter

Today we had an expert visitor come to teach us all about life as a Victorian. We experienced what life was like inside a Victorian classroom, we played with some Victorian toys and games, we looked at some Victorian artefacts and learned about how life has changed since this era.


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Science -13.06.22

In our science lesson today, the children worked in small groups to build a simple circuit, making a bulb light or a buzzer sound.

Drumming presentation

4R would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who was able to attend our drumming presentation today. We really appreciate you taking the time to come and see all the hard work that the children have been putting into their drumming lessons. For anyone who wasn’t able to attend, here are a few videos of the songs that the children performed.

Are you ready?

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Funky chicken part 1

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Funky chicken part 2

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Summer 1

4R Maths Group

Today we learnt about decimal equivalents of halves and quarters. To practise this we played a game of pairs.

Incredible Writing

Year 4 have been working really hard to improve their writing this year and we are all incredibly proud of the progress that they have made. Our latest writing unit has been based on the picture book The Lost Thing, and everyone has helped to contribute towards this amazing writing display.

Art - 18.05.22

For our art lesson today we learnt how to trace and transfer an image using a pencil and tracing paper. We also designed a flag to show tolerance using some symbols that we spent time exploring in the lesson.

Magical middle - 11.05.22

Today the children became art curators. They had to label artwork ready for an exhibition and research some information about each piece of artwork. We were then informed that they needed to choose only 3 pieces to showcase in the exhibit and everyone made a presentation to state which was their preferred choice.

Art - 04.05.22

Today in our learning journey lesson, we began to take a closer look at our featured artist (Jasper Johns). We found out information about his life and work and made a mind map of our findings.

Writing - 04.05.22

For our next independent piece of writing we are going to produce a persuasive advert for an edible cup. Today we compared paper coffee cups to these wafer cups and even carried out a little taste test. The verdict - yummy!

Drumming - 03.05.22

For our music lesson today we practised playing different rhythms at the same time and changing rhythm part way through a song.


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RE workshop - 27.04.22

Today we were visited by Eve, who taught us all about Judaism. We learnt some Hebrew, looked at photographs and even tried on some Jewish traditional prayer clothing.

Music - 26.04.22

Today we learnt another new game and practised following a rhythm using sticks.


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Sensational starter - 25.04.22

As part of our learning journey lessons this half term we will be learning about British Values and what it means to be British. Today everyone made a collage of pictures that they think represent Britain.

Spring 2

Fantastic finale

This week we have been using the information that we have learnt about Ile de France to become travel agents. Here are our videos that we created…


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Drumming - 22.03.22

Today was our first lesson using the djembe drums in our music lesson. It was great fun, even if it did get a bit loud!

15.03.22 - Djembe Drumming

Today was our first lesson with the drumming teachers. We didn’t get the drums out but had a great time learning about rhythm and singing some songs.

Science week 2022

Our theme for science week this year is “growth”. We spent a whole morning this week thinking about this topic and completing different activities linked to the theme of growth. We thought about life on Mars and what kind of creatures might live and grow on ‘The Red Planet’. We made slime and experimented with how much we could stretch out our finished slime. Finally, we learnt that scientists can calculate the age of a shark by measuring its length and investigated the idea that we can find out the age of a human by measuring their height.

Music - 08.03.22

This week was our final lesson on our glockenspiel unit and so it was time for everyone to have a go at composing their own short piece of music. All the children had great fun using the iPads to create their own music and we loved hearing all the compositions at the end of the lesson.

World Book Day 2022

Spring 1

Fantastic finale - 17.2.22

We have finished our Anglo-Saxons topic by learning about the Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Hastings. The children practised their sketching skills and colour mixing in their sketch books first and then they recreated a section of the Bayeux Tapestry using water colours.

PSHE - 02.02.22

We had a great time working in teams today to design a new animal by mixing together 2 known animals. The children had to divide up the tasks so that they could finish by the deadline. Points were awarded for teamwork, creativity and originality. Everyone worked really well in their groups and created some interesting new species.

Magical Middle

This morning we changed our usual timetable around to allow us to spend some time learning about Anglo-Saxon food and having a go at cooking some Anglo-Saxon cakes. Everyone really enjoyed the baking although some of the children weren’t so keen on eating them at the end.

If you want to have a go at making them at home, this is the recipe:

Maths - 28.01.22

For today’s maths lesson in Miss Rushton’s group we looked at how to find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes by counting the squares.

Science - 25.01.22

For our science lesson today, we carried out a practical demonstration to help us understand how the digestive system works. We used a cup to replicate the chewing of the mouth. Then we sent the food down a card oesophagus and into a plastic bag for the stomach. We then added some stomach acid (orange juice), mashed the food up some more and poured it into the intestines (a pair of tights). The final stage was to squeeze out all the moisture to show what happens in the large intestines.

Music - 18.01.22

This half term in music 4R are learning to play the glockenspiel. We learnt two new songs today and everyone is doing really well.

Sensational starter - 14.01.22

This half term our history topic for our learning journey lessons is Anglo-Saxons. Today we had a visit from “Arthur” at History Workshops who taught us all about the Anglo-Saxons. We learned about how they came to Britain, how the period ended, their battle formations, society and we even played some games.

Reading - 13.01.22

Today we have been exploring poetry. We watched Michael Rosen performing his poem Chocolate Cake and then tried to use some of the techniques we learned to create our own performance poetry.

Autumn 2

Maths - 01.12.21

Over the past two weeks, Miss Rushton’s maths group have been learning to tell the time. This is a skill that needs to be practised regularly so it would be great if parents and carers could continue to work on this at home. In today’s lesson we enjoyed practising comparing analogue and digital time by playing pairs.

Magical Middle

29.11.21 - Today was the part one of our magical middle, where we began to make our own volcanoes using paper maché. It was a bit messy but I think everyone had fun with their creations. We will be coming back to our models later in the week to paint them before bringing them home.

01.12.21 - This afternoon was part 2 of our magical middle and we spent the afternoon painting our volcanoes. They are now drying, ready to bring home at the end of the week.

Thrive - 24.11.21

During our Thrive session today we took some more time to work on our teamwork skills by working collaboratively with a partner to draw a hidden image. Then we moved on to our focus for this half term of learning a new skill and accepting that it’s ok to make mistakes. Everyone had a go at learning to sew, which helped us to practise patience, resilience and being a supportive partner.

Science - 17.11.21

This afternoon we have been investigating states of matter. We set up experiments to test how to speed up the melting of chocolate and ice. We then investigated to mass of gas in a fizzy drink and set up an evaporation experiment.

Science - 09.11.21

This afternoon we have been learning about the particles in solids, liquids and gases. We made particles using play dough and arranged them to show the different states of matter.

Dance - 08.11.21

This half term one of our PE sessions each week is dance. The theme of our dance is “spy” and this week we were working on action and reaction movements with a partner.

Sensational starter - 01.11.21

Today we had a great first day back in school. When the children arrived we discovered that there had been an earthquake in school. They took photos, discussed the damage and came up with ideas about how they think earthquakes happen. We then learnt about the different layers of the earth and how earthquakes happen. We finished the day by making safety posters to advise people of what to do if they are caught in an earthquake.

Year 4 started back their half term with a

surprise. 4R's classroom had been destroyed

by an Earthquake so they spent the day

learning about how they are caused.


The Layers of the Earth

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Autumn 1

Music - 19.10.21

This half term our music lessons have been focusing on the music of ABBA and we have been learning to sing and play along to the song Mamma Mia. Today 4R had the chance to show off everything that they’ve learnt with a special performance. We even had Mr Goodman pop in to see how wonderful the children were. I think you’ll agree that all the children did really well. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Mamma Mia

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Indoor PE - 18.10.21

With the disappointing weather this afternoon we were forced to abandon our basketball lesson and instead picked some of our favourite workouts on GoNoodle.

Pupil leadership election - 15.10.21

Today in our rewards assembly we were given some very exciting news. Three girls from our class were all elected to the Pupil Leadership Team and will be helping to make some important decisions about our school this year. Congratulations to Eloise, Isabella and Mila! We are all so proud of you girls.

Science Wonderdome - 12.10.21

We had a very exciting lesson about space today in the wonderdome that came to visit us. We learnt about the International Space Station and took a virtual trip to the moon. Everyone had lots of fun and we enjoyed sharing our knowledge and asking questions when we went back to the classroom.

Maths - 05.10.21

Today in Miss Rushton’s maths group we practised adding multiples of 100. We used part-whole and bar models to represent our calculations in different ways.

Magical Middle - 04.10.21

Our whole day today was taken over by our DT project for our magical middle. We are learning about the Romans this half term and today we focused our learning on amphitheatres. The children practised using a craft knife and a hot glue gun to make their very own model of an amphitheatre. Everyone was very careful and worked really hard. The finished models look absolutely amazing!

Science - 21.09.21

For our science lesson today we learnt about how sound travels through objects by making our own string telephones.

Maths - 17.09.21

In our maths lesson today, Miss Rushton’s group practised measuring in cm using our rulers. We measured lines, checked our answers with a partner and practised accurately drawing our own lines.

Writing - 16.09.21

Today in our writing lesson we took part in an experience day to help us to gather ideas for our independent writing task next week. We have been learning about Roman roads in our learning journey lessons and today we had a go at making our own Roman roads (with all the different layers) using chocolates, biscuits and custard. It was lots of fun!

Sensational Starter - 09.09.21

Today we had a fantastic day for our sensational starter where we learnt all about the Romans from Centurion Agrippa. Everyone had lots of fun, especially when we were practising battle formations.